Marooned: Jamestown, Shipwreck, and a New History of America's Origin

Joseph Kelly (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$32.00
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing
Publish Date
October 30, 2018
Pages
512
Dimensions
6.4 X 1.5 X 9.5 inches | 1.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781632867773

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About the Author

Joseph Kelly is a professor of literature at the College of Charleston. He is the author of America's Longest Siege: Charleston, Slavery, and the Slow March Toward Civil War, and the editor of the Seagull Reader series. He lives in Charleston, South Carolina

Reviews

"[A] stimulating history of Jamestown . . . a superb portrait of the founding, combining brilliant detail with epic sweep." - Starred review, Publishers Weekly

"An insightful re-examination of the 1607 Jamestown settlement . . . Kelly's lively, heavily researched, frequently gruesome account gives a slight nod to Jamestown as the 'better place to look for the genesis of American ideals.' " - Starred review, Kirkus Reviews

"The U.S. loves its creation myths, and this mythmaking, myth-breaking history gives us a new character, Stephen Hopkins... Though Hopkins and those like him left few records, Kelly fleshes out the available glimpses with a vivid, detailed description of the settlement and its English and Native American contexts...Kelly's dynamic narrative brings Jamestown to life and shows how history reflects the present as well as the past." - starred review, Booklist

"Kelly has woven a tapestry that is so dense in detail and so richly colored that it may become a kind of Bayeux Tapestry of the history of Jamestown." - The Roanoke Times

"Despite the volume of this book and the controversial interpretations, it makes a fast easy adventure in reading. It includes the familiar such as John Smith but so much else." - Robert S. Davis, New York Journal of Books

"Most amazing new book on early Virginia." - Anthony Comegna, Liberty Chronicles podcast

"For historians interested in the challenges of colonization, this groundbreaking work will be well received." - John Muller, Library Journal